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Type: Frigate ; Armament 36
Launched at Cleverley's Yard, Gravesend 1795 ;
Disposal date or year : 21 Jan 1805
Disposal Details : Wrecked on a sunken rock in Quiberon bay : crew saved. Captain Patrick Campbell
22 Jun 1796 in latitude 48° 30' N, longitude 8° 28' W., the capture of the French frigate Légère by the Apollo and Doris, Captains John Manley and the Honourable Charles Jones. The Légère was taken into the RN under her present name.
8 Jan 1797 sighted the Fraternité and her consort, a part of the French fleet from Brest.
11 Jan 1797 Joined the Fleet with news of their meeting of the 8th.
15 Jul 1797 Doris and Galatea captured the French privateer Du Guay Trouin in lat. 47° north, lon. 90° west,.
The following appeared in the London Gazette : www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/14033/pages/732
Doris, off the Old Head of Kinfale, 28 July 1797.
Sir, Since my last informing you of the Recapture of the Santa Patronia and Nostra Senora da Concucao, Two valuable Portugueze Brazil Ships, I beg Leave to acquaint you, that in Latitude 47 deg. 42 min. N. Longitude 9 deg. 57 min. West, I chased and captured Le Duguai Trouin, a French Ship of 20 Six-Pounders and 2 Twelve-Pounders, manned with 127 Men, out Four Days from Nantes, and had taken nothing as usual, the Guns were thrown overboard. Le Duguai Trouin is a remarkable fine and fast sailing Vessel. On her last Cruize she took the Sandwich Packet of Falmouth. I am, &c. Ranelagh.
26 Aug 1797 captured the Spanish privateer El Derrepente, lugger, 4 swivels 85 men, on the Irish station.
8 Sep 1797 captured the French privateer Fabius on the Irish station.
10 Oct 1797 Doris and Dryad captured the French privateer Brune on the Irish station.
25 Aug 1798 in Belfast Lough, Doris and Melampus informed by the Havick that three French frigates had landed troops at Killala in the county of Mayo - see p. 58-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1928-1.pdf.
29 Aug 1798 Doris and Melampus weighed and are endeavouring to beat through between the Mull of Cantire and Fair Head - have examined some ships and pressed 2 seamen - the 3 French frigates sailed on 26th - see p. 60-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1928-1.pdf.
18 Sep 1798 in search of a brig that was reported to have anchored about 20 leagues to the S.W. of Lough Swilly - see p. 63-64--> www.naval-review.org/issues/1928-1.pdf.
1 Oct 1798 at Lough Swilly. The Admiralty instructs the Doris and Melampus to go to Killala bay, off which we might expect to meet Captain Faulknor of the Diana and put ourselves under his command - see p. 67-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1928-1.pdf.
7 Oct 1798 off the Staggs of Broadhaven - see p. 68->
9 Oct 1798 At sea, W.N.W. of Urris Head - see p. 69->
10 Oct 1798 at sea off Eagle Island - joined a squadron under Commodore Sir J. B. Warren in search of a French squadron reported to be heading for Ireland : detached to cruise off Tory island and the Rosses - see also p. 67-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1928-1.pdf.
1 Jan 1799, Capt. Lord Ranelagh. Off Ireland.
27 Mar 1799, Plymouth, in Hamoaze, fitting for sea.
3 Jul 1799, Plymouth, sailed with the Melpomene, and Phaeton, with several flat-bottomed boats, for the secret expedition fitting out at Portsmouth.
16 Sep 1799, Plymouth, arrived from off Brest. By her it is learnt that the 5 Spanish men of war which were chased by Rear Admiral Sir J. B. Warren had escaped, and were arrived safe in the port of Ferrol, from which port they sailed about four months since to join the combined fleets.
7 Nov 1799, Plymouth, arrived from a cruise, with the loss of her foremast and bowsprit in the late gales. She has got up a jurymast and bowsprit, and was towed off the Edystone by the Aurora frigate, after the latter ship had parted the Lisbon convoy in a violent gale.
22 Nov 1799, Plymouth, went up the harbour to refit her late damages.
15 Oct 1798 relieved the crippled Robust of her tow of the crippled Hoche and made course for Lough-Swilly.
16 Feb 1800, Plymouth, sailed on a cruise, the Doris, 36, Capt. Lord Ranelagh ;
20 Feb 1800, Plymouth, the Doris and Alcmene have sent into Falmouth the Mercury, letter of marque, from Leghorn to London, with a valuable cargo of silks and bale goods. She had captured on her passage a French privateer of 12 guns; and having weakened her crew to man the privateer, two seamen on board the Mercury joined the French prisoners, and seized the ship from the Captain and crew ; were proceeding to L'Orient, when fortunately the Doris and Alcmene heaving in sight, sent their boats aboard, and recaptured her.
15 May 1800, Plymouth, arrived from a cruise.
10 Jun 1800, Plymouth, sailed with the Glenmore, 44.
14 Jul 1800, Plymouth, arrived the Bellona brig, Dean, Master, from Galway to Londonderry, with a cargo of kelp, oats, bread, herrings, hides, rosin, and flannel, captured by La Ruse French piivateer, of 14 guns and 75 men, and retaken by the Doris, 44 guns.
16 Sep 1800 in company with the Minerve captured the Spanish Vessel El Rey Carlos:, laden with Sugar, Indigo, and Cochineal.
25 Sep 1800, Plymouth, arrived the Spanish packet El Carlos, 18, and 100 men, bound from the Havannah to Corunna, and captured off Corunna 17 Sep, prize to the Doris. She threw her dispatches overboard.
5 Oct 1800, Plymouth, sailed from Cawsand Bay to join the fleet in Torbay, the Prince, Prince George, Edgar, Barfleur, Excellent, Neptune, Elephant, and Doris, 36.
6 Dec 1800, Plymouth, came in the Countess of Bute, of Glasgow, from Newfoundland, laden with barrelled salmon, oil, and buccalo, for Naples and Leghorn : she parted convoy on the 10th ult. in a violent gale, off the banks of Newfoundland ; was captured on the 19th by the French privateer La Braave, 36, and 350 men, off Bourdeaux and was recaptured on the 26th by the frigate Doris.
20-22 Jul 1801 ships' boats of the Doris, Beaulieu, Uranie and Robust cut out the French 20-gun ship-corvette Chevrette.
18 May 1803, captured the French national lugger Affronteur.
24 Jun 1803 captured the French privateer Pelagic.